Three grand Chinese elms trees watch over this many-layered urban garden, which showcases creative landscaping on a steep property. Garden rooms and restful spaces unfold from patios, decks and a central double koru lawn. Hand-built rock walls, pots and traditional and tropical plantings are woven together to build a lush palette of foliage and colour in this terraced 1012sqm section, transformed by love, sweat and stairs.
Frog Lodge will not be opening this year.
David and Noeline Sampson have made the right decision for their family not to open for the festival. David suffered major injuries after a fall last month, which caused serious damage to both legs. He is still on the long road to recovery. I’m sure you will all agree with us, this is the right move but a very sad one.
We wish him a full recovery. Read More >
Te Kainga Marire is the only private native garden sanctuary in New Zealand to be rated as a Garden of International Significance. Read More >